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Art NOW presents Laura Ritchie
Making space(s): Curating with Access in mind
12 pm MT | January 25, 2023
University Recital Hall
Free admission, everyone welcome
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Laura Ritchie, independent curator in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will speak on her practice since 2018 as Director of MSVU Art Gallery on the campus of Mount Saint Vincent University. Thinking about how to make public art galleries accessible to visitors of all kinds, Laura will discuss some examples of initiatives that centered access. This presentation will cover recent projects such as Aislinn Thomas’ Quiet Parade (October 2022), Tactics for Staying Home in Uncertain Times (2021) and pre-COVID projects like Heather Hart: Norther Oracle (2020) and Africville: A Spirit that Lives On—Reflection Project (2019).
Laura Ritchie (she/her) is an independent curator in Kjipuktuk/Halifax, NS where she was Director of MSVU Art Gallery. Of settler descent, she hails from Menaquesk/Saint John, NB, on the traditional territory of the Wolastoqiyik/Maliseet. Laura has worked in collections, exhibitions, and visual arts administration with such Canadian art organizations as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick Crafts Council, New Brunswick Arts Board, Museum London, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, the Commonwealth Association of Museums, Art Gallery of Alberta, and Kelowna Art Gallery. Laura loves climbing, swimming, and yard work.
Thank you to the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery for their collaboration on this presentation.